We stopped here for one night, we just needed to get off the from from driving for hours. I figured this was a safe bet since it had a self pay station I guessed it didn’t have a gate that closed. The first thing you come to is the national monument entrance and since it was after hours no one was there but there was no gate so we kept driving. You twist and turn up to the top then get to Saddlehorn Campground, we pulled in around 10:00 on a Monday night thinking not many people would be there, wrong, there were lots of people! Luckily some sites were open they were reservable sites but the reservation didn’t start until Tuesday so we were able to pay for the site for one night. The self pay kiosk states that you can use cash, fill in credit card info but no personal checks. Restrooms were very nice and clean, well maintained. No shower facilities. Water is available.
I thought I would grab a tent only site but after cruising around and checking them out, the views at the tent only sites are not that great.
I ended up choosing a site in the B loop. This loop seemed to have the best views. Even with RV's set up it was pin drop quiet. Picnic tables and a grill at all sites. NO fires were allowed while I was visiting. You sometimes have to search around to find a good site in this loop for a tent but it's not that difficult. Many sites have a short little walk to beautiful overlooks. Catch the sites at sunset and sunrise and you won't be disappointed.
Restrooms were clean and well maintained.
My bf and I recently stayed at a tent site here, we arrived right at sunset and the view driving in was amazing. The bathrooms were close by and seemed well maintained. There are plenty of trails close by, so waking up early for a cool morning hike was simple and a great way to start the day. There were plenty of outlook points that allow you to overlook Grand Junction. After our hike in the morning we were able to take a short drive North East to Little Book Cliffs where we enjoyed a nice long hike to see some wild mustangs.
Overall, this site is well maintained, with plenty of activities in the area for everyone to have some fun.
Great views, super underrated national monument and campground.
It was quite hot at night in mid-July, but the campground was nice. It had great spots with room to be further away from people. Did not fill up. Ground is mostly a sandy red dirt.
The weather was incredible and we played a bunch of games, built a fire both nights, hiked and cooked good food.
This was one of the most miserable campgrounds we have ever stayed at. Our spot was so awkward we had to find somebody to show us where it was! We had to walk down a little path a ways until it opened into an area that looked like it had been roughly cleared by a tractor. There were little biting gnats that there was no way to repel short of hiding in the tent. And it was so hot all night long none of us slept. We were so desperate to get out in the morning we skipped our planned breakfast and grabbed something at the store.
The view was beautiful though!